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Title: Bioconversion reactor

A bioconversion reactor for the anaerobic fermentation of organic material. The bioconversion reactor comprises a shell enclosing a predetermined volume, an inlet port through which a liquid stream containing organic materials enters the shell, and an outlet port through which the stream exits the shell. A series of vertical and spaced-apart baffles are positioned within the shell to force the stream to flow under and over them as it passes from the inlet to the outlet port. The baffles present a barrier to the microorganisms within the shell causing them to rise and fall within the reactor but to move horizontally at a very slow rate. Treatment detention times of one day or less are possible.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Stanford, CA)
  2. (Palo Alto, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868175
Report Number(s):
US 5091315
DOE Contract Number:
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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